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Promoting Public Health: High vitamin-D bread could help solve widespread insufficiency problem

April 13, 2011 5:40 am | News | Comments

With most people unable to get enough vitamin D from sunlight or foods, scientists are suggesting that a new vitamin D-fortified food bread made with high-vitamin D yeast could fill that gap.

Silgan buying Graham Packaging in $1.28B deal

April 13, 2011 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer packaging maker Silgan Holdings Inc. said Wednesday it will acquire Graham Packaging Co. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.28 billion.The companies say the deal will create a stronger force in creating packaging for beverage, food and consumer products ranging from sports drinks...

Rio Tinto to provide metal for 2012 Olympic medals

April 13, 2011 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The gold, silver and copper that will be used in the 4,700 medals at the 2012 London Olympics will be provided by international mining company Rio Tinto PLC.By signing up as a tier-three backer of the games, Rio Tinto's sponsorship will be worth about $16 million.Rio Tinto has supplied the...

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Orbitz says will defend self against American suit

April 13, 2011 3:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orbitz Worldwide Inc. said Wednesday that it will vigorously defend itself against a lawsuit filed by American Airlines, which is in a dispute with the online travel company over commissions.American, which is owned by AMR Corp., has been trying for months to reduce the commissions it pays...

Evacuees Slam Japan Nuclear Plant Operator

April 13, 2011 3:50 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Angry residents forced from their homes near Japan's tsunami-stricken nuclear power plant protested at the Tokyo headquarters of the plant's operator Wednesday, demanding compensation as the company's president pledged to do more to help."I can't work and that means I have no money," said...

Global Testing Service Uses Cloud Edition of eGain for Multilingual Email and Chat Customer Service With Unique, Pay-As-You-Go Investment Model

April 13, 2011 3:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

eGain (OTCBB: EGAN), the leading provider of cloud and on-site customer interaction hub software, today announced that Prometric, Inc., global leader in secure testing and assessment services is using eGain in the cloud to offer multilingual email and chat customer service to test-takers...

Toyota to halt Europe production for several days

April 12, 2011 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. says it will suspend production in Europe for several days in April and May due to parts shortages following Japan's massive March earthquake and tsunami.The world's No. 1 automaker said Wednesday that production at five European plants would be halted for several days in...

FDA panel backs Pfizer, Novartis pancreatic drugs

April 12, 2011 3:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Food and Drug Administration panel of experts has recommended expanding the approved use of two drugs made by Novartis AG and Pfizer Inc. to include treating a rare type of pancreatic cancer.Novartis AG said Tuesday that the panel voted unanimously to recommend approving its drug Afinitor for...

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Xerox CEO Burns got $10.7M pay package last year

April 12, 2011 3:50 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Xerox Corp. awarded CEO Ursula Burns a compensation package last year that the company valued at $10.6 million, a 7 percent increase from the year before as Burns assumed the title of chairwoman and orchestrated the printer and copier maker's deeper push into technology services.Burns' pay...

California sets high renewable power goals

April 12, 2011 2:50 pm | by ADAM WEINTRAUB - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation requiring California utilities to get one-third of their power from renewable sources, giving the state the most aggressive alternative energy mandate in the U.S.California utilities and other electricity providers have until the end of 2020 to...

Feds target 2 US coal mines for extra enforcement

April 12, 2011 2:50 pm | by TIM HUBER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Continuing its get-tough approach toward scofflaw mine operators, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration designated two coal mines with chronic records of violating federal law for strict enforcement Tuesday.New West Virginia Mining's Apache Mine in McDowell County and Richmond,...

Not every new show is ratings winner for networks

April 12, 2011 2:50 pm | by DAVID BAUDER - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

What do ABC's "Off the Map," NBC's "America's Next Great Restaurant" and CBS' "Chaos" have in common?It won't be longevity, based on last week's Nielsen Co. ratings. Every television season has more failures than successes, and these new shows appear to be misses.The medical drama "Off the Map"...

Gerber Scientific nears end of restructuring

April 12, 2011 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Manufacturing equipment maker Gerber Scientific Inc. said Tuesday that it will get out of the flatbed printer business and sell a Connecticut facility as part of its ongoing restructuring.Gerber also is evaluating whether to make additional job cuts to cut costs as it focuses more on the...

NYC airport collision shows risks of huge planes

April 12, 2011 2:50 pm | by CHRIS HAWLEY - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A frightening collision between one of the world's largest airliners and a commuter jet on a dark, wet tarmac at Kennedy Airport is underscoring worries about ground accidents as U.S. airports begin handling a new generation of giant planes.A total of 586 passengers and crew members were aboard...

AT & T offering messaging service for colleges

April 12, 2011 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T Inc. said Tuesday it has begun to offer an online messaging system aimed at connecting university campus dwellers over smartphones, tablets, laptops and other web-enabled devices.The system, dubbed Rave Campus Messenger, lets users send messages via text message, e-mail or recorded...

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